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Construction Matters... and so do you

Through collaboration and a unified voice, UK construction can make itself heard like never before, shout about its positive impact on our society, and educate the wider population on its importance.

Forming part of a wider campaign that harnesses the power of social media and national press to champion our industry, the UK Construction Week blog – Construction Matters – aims to provide an invaluable platform for both industry stakeholders and innovative brands to address the key themes and topics facing UK construction today.

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How to make social media work in construction

30/05/2017, 09:41 | By: Anna Jester | #Skills
how-to-make-social-media-work-in-construction Anna Jester is director of Jester Communications and helps companies deliver inspired communication, both inside and out, for improved business performance. With a specialism in construction, she looks at the value of social media in the sector and shares some golden rules to making it work for your...

Election message is ‘grow your own skills’

22/05/2017, 11:24 | By: Tony Howard | #Skills
election-message-is-grow-your-own-skills Tony Howard, Director of Training at BESA, on why it’s more important than ever to nurture the workforce of tomorrow, why vocational training is crucial to tackling the UK’s poor productivity, and how the introduction of T Levels can help support the development of a more prosperous and inclusive...

Meeting the Energy Trilemma

15/05/2017, 11:17 | By: Edward Thompson | #Innovation
meeting-the-energy-trilemma With the UK struggling to find a secure, affordable and green energy supply, Edward Thompson, director at the Ground Source Heat Pump Association, explains how heat transfer and ground source energy systems can help meet the energy trilemma, and why recycling isn’t exclusive to plastic bags and old...
redefining-the-role-of-the-role-model With women making up just 11 per cent of the construction workforce, Manon Bradley, Development Director at the Major Projects Association, draws on her experience as a World Champion Powerlifter to re-examine the role of the role model, and explains why the "accepted wisdom" of setting examples...
educating-people-on-a-career-in-construction Alexandra Logan, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Cundall, discusses challenging perceptions of construction, why the industry needs to become better at communicating, and how open dialogue between young people, educators and the industry can turn the tide on the skills shortage. It’s been well...